These options, of course, are all desirable elements of a complete, well-funded mental health system. But it is no secret that California's system is far from well funded. By requiring elaborate planning and service provision to all patients, not just those committed—and by providing not an extra dollar for the purpose—the California legislature has created a sham system of outpatient commitment. Even if a county signs up and pays the cost of creating the services required by the statute, the commitment criteria are so narrow that, fairly applied, few patients are likely to meet them. And, of course, even if a person is committed, there is essentially no means of enforcing the law.